It’s hard not to feel nostalgic seeing these vintage advertisements from the original 1946 festival.Read More The Original Cannes Program
From “La Dolce Vita” to “La Grande Bouffe” and from “Pretty Baby” to “The Brown Bunny,” the world’s glitziest film festival has also seen its share of cinematic shockers, some of which have brought full-blown “scandale” to the Croisette. Will this year’s installment carry on that illustrious, and oh-so- French, tradition?Read More 70 Years of Scandals!
Two-time Oscar-winner Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu’s “Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible)” is the first-ever VR Installation to be included in the official selection of the Cannes Film Fesitval.Read More “Everything That Cinema Is Not”: Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu’s VR Installation at Cannes
The Cannes Film Festival is often seen as a barometer for the current state of world cinema. So what does it mean that there are no Hollywood productions in this year’s line-up?Read More Sundance on the Croisette? The Cannes Independent Film Festival
Cannes is world famous for glamor, scandal, escapism and venerating the art of cinema. It has far less of a reputation for presenting serious political filmmaking. (The Berlinale still reigns supreme for that). That may be set to change this year, with an uncommon number of films that portray and investigate many of today’s most-pressing issues.Read More Cannes 70 To Reflect a Europe, and World, in Crisis, Surprisingly
Long seen as a defender of “Le grand Cinéma,” Cannes has maintained a rather conservative stance on what constitutes a film. That might be set to change with this year’s installment, which features a number of non-traditional formats for film, including the Inarritu installation mentioned in a recent post.Read More Cannes To Embrace Non- Traditional Film Formats
Year in, year out, the Cannes Film Festival has taken a lot of heat for the scarcity of films by female directors. This year”s installment shows an improvement over year’s past in terms of gender equality, but shows that the festival still has a way to go.Read More Confronting The Female Factor (Yet Again)